WEST PALM BEACH
Strip club settles after dancer causes injury
A South Florida attorney says his client will get $650,000 after a dancer's platform shoe shattered his eye socket at a strip club.
Attorney Lake Lytal III says the Cheetah club's insurance company agreed this month to pay Michael Ireland for the injury.
Lytal says Ireland has had eye problems since the 2008 incident at the West Palm Beach club.
He says the dancer claimed in a deposition she was walking on the bar, felt someone touch her and swung around. Lytal says her metal heel went into Ireland's eye socket and shattered it, requiring extensive surgery.
Howl-O-Scream scene criticized as violent
A central Florida church and several members of a local school board are expressing their concern about a Busch Gardens Halloween show.
The youth pastor of Ignited Church said the featured scene of the theme park's Howl-O-Scream show promotes revenge and violence.
Busch Gardens said its Halloween show is intended for adults and only as entertainment.
Two youths sentenced in fatal home break-in
Two teenagers charged with murder after a friend was fatally shot while breaking into a house have been sentenced to at least nine months a juvenile facility and could stay until they're 21.
A Polk County judge sentenced the 15-year-old and 17-year-old Friday. They will remain in custody until program managers decide their rehabilitation warrants release. They pleaded guilty Oct. 1 to second-degree murder and burglary.
Prosecutors say they were outside when two other teens broke into a Davenport home Sept. 22. The homeowner fired at them, and 15-year-old Otilio Rubio later died from a head wound.
A 16-year-old boy who was with Rubio, William Murphy, has been charged as an adult.
Individuals involved in a felony resulting in death can be charged with murder.